Pan-American International Division

Our purpose is to share information and promote discussion about psychiatry within the division.

Executive Committee

  • Chair: Dr Sophia Frangou (USA)
  • Vice Chair: Prof Kenneth R. Kaufman (USA)
  • Financial Officer: Prof Allan Tasman (USA)

Past Officers of the Pan-American division

  • Chair: Nigel Bark (2005 – 2009), Peter Buckley (2009 – 2013), Dhanapal Natarajan (2013-2017)
  • Vice Chair: Dhanapal Natarajan (2010 – 2014), Anthony Fernandez (acting Vice Chair 2014), Prof Allan Tasman (2006 - 2012)

If you would like our division to endorse your event then please fill out our endorsement form.

If you’d like to tell us anything that will be of interest to our members in the region please email us You can also follow us on Twitter for updates and news.

Our International Unit at the College offices in London provides overall administrative support to the Pan-American division, you can contact us at


Next Event

Networking Reception during the APA Annual Meeting in San Francisco. 

When: Sunday 19 May, 5.30pm - 7.00pm 

Where: Sierra G-H, San Francisco Marriott Marquis, 780 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA



We hope you can attend to meet / reconnect with RCPsych members in the Division. 



Our Division includes the following countries:

Antigua and Barbuda Costa Rica Nicaragua
Aruba Cuba Panama
Argentina Dominica Paraguay
Bahamas Dominican Republic Peru
Barbados Ecuador Puerto Rico
Belize El Salvador Saint Kitts and Nevis
Bermuda Grenada Saint Lucia
Bolivia Guatemala Saint Vincent and Grenadines
Brazil Guyana Suriname
Canada Haiti Trinidad and Tobago
Libya Honduras United States of America
Cayman Islands Jamaica Uruguay
Chile Mexico Venezuela
Colombia Netherlands Antilles Virgin Islands (US)
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